Pharmacy Services

pharmacy searchable CenCal Health Pharmacy Services provides a comprehensive pharmacy benefit that includes formulary management, a robust pharmacy network, and quality customer service. Our pharmacy network spans both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties providing our members with convenient pharmacy locations.

Pharmacy Benefit Manager

CenCal Health has contracted with MedImpact as its Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) to assist in the administration of our pharmacy benefit.

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MedImpact provides: 

  • Claims processing
  • Pharmacy network management
  • Prior authorizations
  • Customer service
  • Drug utilization management services

CenCal Health Pharmacy Team shall oversee MedImpact’s administrative and daily operational role. To contact MedImpact, call: (800) 788-2949.

Our Promise: Our Pharmacy Team is committed to providing consistent, compassionate, local support.

Coming Soon-Medi-Cal RX 2021

Coming Soon-Medi-Cal RX 2021

Effective January 1, 2021 Medi-Cal Pharmacy benefits will be transitioned from CenCal Health to Medi-Cal fee-for-service under the name of Medi-Cal RX.

  • What is changing?
    •  All pharmacy benefits billed by a pharmacy on a pharmacy claim will be carved out of CenCal Health and be the responsibility of the state and their pharmacy benefit administrator, Magellan 
  • What will be remaining the same?
    •  All pharmacy benefits billed on a medical or institutional claim by a pharmacy or any provider ( i.e Physician-Administered-Drugs) will be the responsibility of CenCal Health

Additional information will be released from the state and CenCal Health in the coming months. 

You may also visit the Medi-Cal RX website at:

The CenCal Health Pharmacy Team is always available to answer any questions to assist our providers during this transition. 

You may reach the Pharmacy Team at (805) 562-1080.



Flu-Synagis Season

Prepare for 2020-2021 Flu Season

The Flu Season is now upon us. The Pharmacy Flu Program can help your patients stay healthy this flu season. As part of the pharmacy benefits provided by CenCal Health and MedImpact, our members are eligible to receive the flu vaccine directly from a participating pharmacy in our network.  CenCal Health members may choose from a variety of participating pharmacy locations including drug stores, supermarkets, retailers and independent pharmacies. Members may contact their local pharmacy for vaccination hours and appointment requirements. If providers choose to administer the flu vaccine in their office, they can bill CenCal Heath.

If you have questions regarding the Pharmacy Flu Program, please contact the CenCal Health Pharmacy Services Department at (800) 421-2560 ext. 1080

Synagis® Pharmacy Update: RSV Season

CenCal Health would like to assist our members and providers in preparation for the upcoming RSV season. In conjunction with the Department of Health Care Services’ Children’s Medical Services Network, the Synagis® prophylaxis season will begin November 1, 2020, and run through March 31, 2021. Medical Request Forms (MRFs) will be accepted beginning October 15th  for initial administration beginning November 1st.   Synagis® is available from CenCal Health’s Specialty Pharmacy vendor, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy.  Order forms can be obtained through the CenCal Health website at: or by contacting Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy directly at (877) 319-6337.


Formulary Updates

Physician Administered Drug Update: New Treatment Authorization Request (TAR) Requirements Effective 10/1/2020

Medical Pharmacy Benefit Physician Administered Drug Update

Formulary Updates

June-August 2020

June-July 2020

April-June 2020

January-February 2020




New Pharmacist Services

New Pharmacist Services as a CenCal Health Benefit

CenCal Health will be adding the ability for Pharmacies to bill for specific clinical services rendered by a pharmacist.  All added services follow California Assembly Bill 1114, which outlines the specified pharmacist services that are a reimbursable Medi-Cal benefit when rendered to a Medi-Cal Managed care member in the outpatient pharmacy setting.  CenCal Health would like to solicit initial interest for provider participation during August and September before implementation of the program. 

Please see the initial details for the new program below:  

  • Eligible Members
    • A patient who has active CenCal Health enrollment for the date of service
    • Eligible Pharmacists Services
  • Eligible Pharmacist Services
    • Furnishing travel medications
    • Furnishing naloxone hydrochloride
    • Furnishing self-administered hormonal contraception
    • Initiating and administering immunizations
    • Providing tobacco cessation counseling and furnishing nicotine replacement therapy
  • Accepted Billing Code
    • Evaluation and Management (E&M) billing codes:
      • 99201-New patient
      • 99212-Established patient
    • Administration billing code:
      • 90471-Vaccine administration

For further information on the above program, or if you would like to inquire about becoming contracted with CenCal Health to provide the above service, please contact the CenCal Health Pharmacy Department at (805) 562-1080.